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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Julian Assange
Statement on Verdict in Bradley Manning Court-Martial
Today Bradley Manning, a whistleblower, was convicted by a military court at Fort Meade of 19 offences for supplying the press with information, including five counts of ’espionage’. He now faces a...
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James Ball
Bradley Manning: Not the Enemy
On Wednesday , Private First Class Bradley Manning was handed a verdict on charges he faced in relation to leaking classified material – after 1,160 days of pre-trial detention. His crime was to...
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Eugene Robinson
In NSA Leaks, Edward Snowden Performed a Service
Edward Snowden’s renegade decision to reveal the jaw-dropping scope of the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance is being vindicated — even as Snowden himself is being vilified.
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Christopher Carbone
Have Gay Rights Groups Abandoned Bradley Manning?
Gay 25-year-old US army private Bradley Manning stood trial for supposedly aiding the enemy by passing classified information to Wikileaks, including several hundred thousand pages of army reports,...
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Peter Costantini
If You Build It, They Will Go Around It: The Insanity of a Border Fence
Puzzled by the immigration debate in the United States? Remember the Maginot Line.
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Robert Scheer
Gag Me With Lawrence Summers
The idea that Barack Obama would still consider appointing Lawrence Summers to head the Federal Reserve rather than order an investigation into this former White House official’s Wall Street payments...
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Rebecca Solnit
The Good News? We're Going to Chevron
I’m going to Chevron Saturday.
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Michael Winship
Congress Fiddles While the Western States Burn
In the weeks and months immediately following 9/11, one of the most touching responses in my neighborhood, not far Ground Zero, was the overwhelming support of police and fire departments from around...
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous
Deadly Clashes Deepen Crisis in Egypt
The corpses emerge from a field hospital near the Rabea al-Adeweya mosque every few minutes in a grim routine.
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Tom Engelhardt
When Extradition Theories Collide: Snowden's Whistleblowing vs. CIA Kidnappings
He came and he went: that was the joke that circulated in 1979 when 70-year-old former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller had a heart attack and died in his Manhattan townhouse in the presence of his...
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Norman Solomon
The Moral Verdict on Bradley Manning: A Conviction of Love in Action
The sun rose with a moral verdict on Bradley Manning well before the military judge could proclaim his guilt. The human verdict would necessarily clash with the proclamation from the judicial bench.
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